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  1. I really don't like the new theme. Thanks for keeping the old default intact. Is there a way I can back it up in case it goes away in future updates? It works really well with Clear Logo art
  2. It's neither costly nor complicated. The Gamer-Pro is $40, and it's the only adapter you need. Just add a few $3 dongles for whatever controllers you plan to use and you're good to go. Plug and play on Windows, Mac, Linux, even Switch. You can hot-swap controllers too. I can be playing SNES with a GameCube controller, pause the game, swap out for a Dreamcast controller, and keep going. Honestly, I can't imagine it would be very enjoyable trying to play N64 games with anything other than an N64 controller... (Hori FC4 looks like a Sega Saturn controller)
  3. If you have any of those systems, why not use the original controllers with an adapter? Grab a Bliss Box Gamer-Pro kit with just the cables you need, and you'll be set. Not wireless, but nothing beats using real controllers.
  4. I have a DS4 but I'm not happy with it. I consistently have bluetooth connectivity issues. The thing just doesn't want to stay paired. But I only got it for modern games that require dual sticks. For emulation, I use original controllers.
  5. You're a rockstar. Thanks! Now I can tidy up my collection with ease
  6. Does anyone have info on file naming conventions for WHDLoad games? I'm getting mine from RetroPlay's collection. Here are some examples where I'm confused about the difference. What does the '1199' mean in these? And 'NTSC'? Manhunter2_v1.0_1199.lha Manhunter2_v1.0_NTSC_1199.lha What does 'Fast' mean? Maya_v1.4_1742.lha Maya_v1.4_Fast_1742.lha What about '1MB' and 'AGA'? MegaBall_v1.02.lha MegaBall_v1.02_1MB.lha MegaBall_v1.02_AGA.lha Do version numbers refer to different versions of the game, or different revisions of the .lha file? Millennium22_v1.3_0537.lha Millennium22_v1.4_0537.lha
  7. You both need to offer more information if you want someone to help. Do you have the ROMs and CHDs? Do you have the proper BIOS files? Is DEmul pointed at everything correctly? What happens when you try to run a Hikaro or Gaelco game from DEmul?
  8. Wow. I just discovered Out Zone. Where has this game been all my life? Here's a good guide to all the powerups: http://cdecas.free.fr/arcade/worship/outzone/bonuses.php
  9. I don't like Cave shmups either. Not because they lack substance - they're just too damn hard 😛
  10. Do you need to use Joy2key or keypadder or something to use a controller? I tried setting my gamepad up in the options menu and everything works except the d-pad.
  11. I've decided I want to limit my collecting to 2D systems with sprite-based graphics, since I enjoy playing those games so much more than 3D stuff. The majority of these systems are captured through a handful of sets, including MAME, the base No-Intro set, TOSEC Main Branch, SCUMMVM, and Total DOS Collection. The reason for this thread is to get some input on any 2D systems that are NOT represented by those sets. For example, I know there are several CD add-ons that are all 2D: Commodore - Amiga CD32 NEC - TurboGrafx-CD Sega - CD SNK - Neo Geo CD What else should I consider seeking out? (I'm not really interested in 2nd gen and older stuff. And I don't intend to collect systems that have a mix of 2D and 3D games, even if they have a lot of 2D games. Stuff like Saturn or NDS. Have to draw the line someplace!)
  12. I would love to see this implemented too. Right now, there's no frontend that makes software lists even remotely usable. MAME is a pain in the butt to navigate, MESSUI is deadly slow, and Negatron is just painful. Getting software list support in LB would be huge.
  13. Not sure if this will work or not, but you could try manually changing the game ID in the metadata.xml file located in the Metadata directory of your installation folder. Try this when LaunchBox is closed, then open it up and see if it the change sticks.
  14. Can anyone tell me if it's possible to add the front cover of the currently selected game to the details pane, centered within the red box in this mockup?
  15. Continuing a conversation with Jason from bitbucket. I just updated to the latest beta, created a new auto playlist, and it's showing up in the menu.
  16. No, the double search results isn't that big of a problem. I just like to keep things tidy, so I thought I'd see if anyone here had an idea I hadn't considered.
  17. I'm not sure how to handle Super Game Boy in LaunchBox. It's not really a platform, but it needs to be to set up an emulator properly. I can copy all the games and force LB to import them into a new platform, but then I have duplicate games on my drives, and everything shows up double during searches. But at least I can associate an emulator with the platform to easily launch them in SGB mode. Or I can leave the games in their respective folders, and still re-import them as a new platform. That solves the doubles on my drives, but I still have the same problem with doubles showing up in searches. Or, I can just create an auto-populated playlist using "Version Contains (SGB Enhanced)", but then I have to launch them from the playlist by right-clicking and selecting a different emulator than my default GB/GBC emulator. None of these are ideal. Maybe there is another way I haven't thought of?
  18. Soukoban Densetsu: Hikari to Yami no Kuni for Game Boy Color. Couldn't find it in the database. Thank you!
  19. Awesome. It's so cool that LB is under such heavy development. It just keeps getting better and better. Thanks!
  20. Will pause screens be able to display per-game images? It would be great to be able to look up moves while learning new fighting games, or to check maps in massive Metroidvania style games. Or even just to view pics of controls for MAME games (https://emumovies.com/files/file/684-mame-control-panels-pack/)
  21. garbanzo

    Years

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    Here are playlists for every year between 1971 and 2019. They are auto-populated, so just import them and they're ready to use. I recommend sorting them into categories by decade as seen in the screenshot. That way you can select the 1990s category and see all games from the 1990s, or select a single year and see games for just that year.
  22. Years View File Here are playlists for every year between 1971 and 2019. They are auto-populated, so just import them and they're ready to use. I recommend sorting them into categories by decade as seen in the screenshot. That way you can select the 1990s category and see all games from the 1990s, or select a single year and see games for just that year. Submitter garbanzo Submitted 04/02/2019 Category Playlists  
  23. I added this to bitbucket as a bug. Can anyone confirm this behavior and give it a vote? I would love to see this fixed. https://bitbucket.org/jasondavidcarr/launchbox/issues/4832/using-hotkeys-in-launchbox-changes
  24. Right on, glad I could help! Now you can collect the hundreds of other commercially-released text adventure games https://www.mocagh.org/loadpage.php?thelist=2
  25. I love the two-part genres that get added to MAME games. It makes it easy to discover new stuff I might enjoy, and they're perfect for building autoplaylists. But these genres don't match up with the basic one-word genres used for all other games in the LaunchBox database. Why are they different? Can anything be done about it?
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